BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO) and BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (BRAVO!) are celebrating National Pasta Month in partnership with Barilla America® this October with a Pasta Pass Out (BRIO) and Feast Like a Roman (BRAVO!) Sweepstakes offering a grand prize of BRIO or BRAVO! for a year. Other prizes include a Chef’s Dinner for 10 at BRIO or BRAVO! sponsored by Wente Vineyards, pasta for a year provided by Barilla®, a BRIO Pasta Party for 25, a Kindle and Amazon gift card as well as BRIO and BRAVO! gift cards. Enter to win one of these delicious prizes at BrioItalian.com, Bravoitalian.com, Facebook.com/brioitalian (BRIO) and Facebook.com/bravoitalian (BRAVO!) or on Twitter at @brioitalian and @bravo_italian.

“We are excited to host The ‘Pasta Pass Out’, which is a great way to celebrate one of the most popular Italian dishes and offer guests a chance to win great prizes,” said Nicole Roope, BRIO director of marketing.

“The ‘Feast Like a Roman’ sweepstakes is our way of thanking guests for their continued support by offering a chance to delight in BRAVO!’s delicious Roman inspired Italian cuisine as well as win other great prizes,” added Wendy McReynolds, BRAVO! director of marketing.

“We’re excited to commemorate pasta month with BRIO and BRAVO! by sponsoring this sweepstakes,” said Steve Napoli, Director of Foodservice for Barilla America. “We take pride in knowing that our pasta helps bring people together and celebrate the good life with delicious Italian food, both at home and at great restaurants like BRIO and BRAVO!.”

Both BRIO and BRAVO! encourage guests to enter the sweepstakes at facebook.com/brioitalian and facebook.com/bravoitalian to learn more about Pasta Month and to follow them on Twitter: @brioitalian and @bravo_italian. Winners will be contacted on or by November 15, 2011 and will be announced on BRIO and BRAVO! Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.

To enter the Sweepstakes by mail, on a postcard, hand print your first and last name, street address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, daytime telephone number, verify age eligibility, and (if applicable) email address. Mail your completed postcard with the above stated required information to:

“BRIO’S PASTA PASS OUT SWEEPSTAKES”, BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group 777 Goodale Boulevard, Suite #100, Columbus, OH 43212

“BRAVO! FEAST LIKE A ROMAN SWEEPSTAKES”, BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group 777 Goodale Boulevard, Suite #100, Columbus, OH 43212

About BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well”; which is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city.

About BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

BRAVO! is an upscale affordable restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle “Cucina Italiana” means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO!’s popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops, and made-to-order pizzas, pastas and house specialties, similar to an authentic ‘ristorante’ in Italy.

BRIO and BRAVO! are concepts of Columbus-based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 90 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and for BRAVO! locations at www.bravoitalian.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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